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Past articles by Brad:

Mavs fall below .500 with 2nd straight loss to Grizzlies, but Jason Kidd preaches patience

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving missed both of the Dallas Mavericks' consecutive losses to the Memphis Grizzlies. → Read More

What Mavericks star Kyrie Irving said in an hourlong Twitch livestream

During a 67-minute Twitch livestream early Thursday morning, Mavericks star Kyrie Irving addressed sports betting, public and media perception and race, but... → Read More

Kyrie Irving leads Mavs in ‘winning time’ over Jazz to close out homestand

Facing the possibility of finishing a supposedly pivotal six-game home stand with a rotten 2-4 record or a less-crummy 3-3, the Mavericks and especially Kyrie... → Read More

Luka Doncic, Devin Booker exchange heated words in emotional edition of Mavs-Suns rivalry

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving added a new wrinkle to Dallas and Phoenix's budding feud. → Read More

Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving’s ‘on-the-fly’ rapport gets test from Kevin Durant, Suns

Kyrie Irving and his longtime basketball BFF, Kevin Durant, spent years organically building their relationship before joining forces as Brooklyn Nets. Durant... → Read More

Mavs’ Kyrie Irving shocks fundraiser with $45,000 donation for kids in Ghana and Nigeria

Kyrie Irving shocked a 22-year-old fundraiser and thrilled orphans and teachers in Ghana with a $45,000 GoFundMe donation. → Read More

Luka Doncic, Mavericks on wrong side of season-largest comeback vs. LeBron James, Lakers

What began as a Sunday matinee beat-down of the Lakers became an epic the Mavericks meltdown. Almost certain victory disintegrated into nearly unfathomable... → Read More

After Justin Holiday’s 15-point debut, it’s easy to see why Mavs got him: He’s a Holiday

Even before Justin Holiday's debut, Jason Kidd said he could envision the 6-6 swingman becoming a spot starter. Holiday's 15-point, two-steal debut only... → Read More

Mavs notch first win of Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving era, grab head start in ‘22-game sprint’

Jason Kidd usually calls the regular season a marathon, but he amended his description for the Mavericks’ post-All-Star break schedule. “A 22-game sprint.”... → Read More

Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall’s memoir ‘You’ve Been Chosen’ is an NAACP Image Awards finalist

Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall's emotional memoir, "You've Been Chosen," is a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. → Read More

Jason Terry Q&A: Doncic-Irving, Dirk in HOF and could the 2011 Mavs have won more titles?

We caught up with Mavericks great and Utah Jazz assistant Jason Terry during All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City. He spoke about Dallas' Kyrie Irving... → Read More

Luka Doncic’s optimism isn’t shaken despite Mavs’ three-game skid entering All-Star break

DENVER — Denver coach Michael Malone says that when he was a college assistant, the game he most dreaded was the one before Christmas because players already... → Read More

Overly nice? Why Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving late-game breakdown actually was a good sign

DENVER — There’s no etiquette book for NBA superstars, no chapter that recommends what to do when they join forces on the same team and, invariably, find... → Read More

Has a 50-year-old grudge factored into former Mavs coach Dick Motta not being in the HOF?

The text came out of the blue. Out of desperation. Mostly, though, it derived from a daughter’s love and respect for her father. The daughter is Jodi... → Read More

Kyrie Irving anticipates raucous ‘Hello’ from fans in home debut with newly energized Mavs

SACRAMENTO — Kyrie Irving’s whirlwind first week as a Maverick nearly was complete, but two tasks remained late Saturday night in the cramped visiting-team... → Read More

‘Get this party started’: Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving era begins with OT loss to Kings

SACRAMENTO – After NBA 12 seasons, in which he has played in three Finals, Kyrie Irving probably doesn’t feel butterflies before a regular-season game. What... → Read More

Nico Harrison Q&A: The Irving trade, Doncic’s input, assessing the West and buyout market

Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison discusses the Kyrie Irving acquisition, describes Luka Doncic's input in the trade, and assesses the power shift in... → Read More

Kyrie Irving delivers glimpses of dominance in dress rehearsal as Mavs power past Clippers

LOS ANGELES – This, supposedly, merely was the precursor. The teaser. The prequel to the blockbuster. Certainly Kyrie Irving’s Mavericks debut Wednesday night... → Read More

Markieff Morris: What it’s like to play with Kyrie Irving and why he, too wanted a trade

New Maverick Markieff Morris discusses what it's like to play with Kyrie Irving, explains why he, too, wanted a trade from Brooklyn, and his twin brother... → Read More

Mavericks coach Jason Kidd ideal to handle Luka the player, Kyrie the personality

LOS ANGELES – Despite being a Rookie of the Year, playing in multiple Finals and having just earned his eighth All-Star Game berth, his hasty trade by the... → Read More